R. C. L. Lindsay

Psychologist, Person

1946 –


Who is R. C. L. Lindsay?

Roderick Cameron Lodge Lindsay was born December 30, 1946 in Canada. Lindsay is a psychologist who studies the area of psychology and law, and focuses on eyewitness memory. In 1974, he received his Bachelors degree at the University of Toronto and in 1978 he received his Masters degree from the University of Alberta. Lindsay also received his Ph. D from the University of Alberta in 1982.

As a social psychologist during his graduate training, Lindsay worked in the areas of aggression and attribution. After graduation he became very interested in applying psychological research and created a research program in the psychology-law area. In this program, Lindsay investigates the factors that influence the accuracy of eyewitness identification and reports. He also looks at the belief of eyewitness testimony. In the recent years Lindsay’s studies have been on identification procedures to use with children and the courtroom procedures that are used with children witnesses. He also has been looking at and developing procedures that are used by the police and the courts to obtain and evaluate eyewitness evidence.

Lindsay started his career in the world of psychology at Queen's University after graduation from 1982 to 1986 as an assistant professor. From 1986 to 1996 he spent his time as an associate professor at Queen’s University. And since 1996 Lindsay has worked at Queen’s University as a professor in the Department of Psychology. He also belongs to several professional associations which are the American Psychologist Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

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